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Gaumont Graphic No. 406
This intriguing and beautifully-shot newsreel features sea-faring heroes, feisty females and a generous lick of paint for a Mississippi steamship.
Non-Fiction 1915 5 mins Silent
This beautifully-shot Gaumont Graphic newsreel from February 1915 has an intriguingly nautical theme: gallant sea-faring heroes are decorated by the King while moored in the River Hamble near Southampton. The naval cadet training ship 'Mercury' makes a striking presence on the horizon next to a multi-stored wooden accommodation vessel.
1915 on Film
Non-Fiction 1915 3 mins Silent
Shades of Lawrence of Arabia in a worn but often beautiful film of WWI desert exercises in Egypt.
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Silent
British troops try to coax and cajole their pack animals on to a military supply train, but they're stubborn as mules...
Trick film 1915 5 mins Silent
Follow the lightning-quick hand of the artist behind a series of comic cartoon sketches poking fun at the enemy during WWI.
Preston and District Roll of Honour, 6th, 7th, 5th Series Preston and District Roll of Honour, 6th, 7th, 5th Series
Roll of Honour film 1915 14 mins Silent
A rare surviving WWI memorial film, featuring poignant images of men killed or injured serving in the armed forces.
Drama 1915 14 mins Silent
An abandoned baby girl is found in an apple barrel and adopted by a humble grocer in this sentimental wartime fiction.
Non-Fiction 1915 7 mins Silent Location: Chichester
Attractive travelogue exploring famous old Sussex landmarks, taking in views including Chichester, Lewes, Arundel and Bosham.
H.M. The Queen at Garden Party, Buckingham Palace, June 1897 H.M. The Queen at Garden Party, Buckingham Palace, June 1897
Documentary 1897 1 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
Queen Victoria arrives for a garden party at Buckingham Palace following her Diamond Jubilee
Amateur film 1930 4 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
A typical tourist day out in London to see the changing of the guards which ends with feeding polar bears and triumphant elephant rides.
Drama 1977 13 mins Location: Buckingham Palace
Subverted and amusing piece about the history of kebabs, infused with a punk flavour.
May Pole Dance July 1956; Picnic Trip to Finchley July 1956; London Zoo Aug 1956; Windsor Castle Sept 1956 May Pole Dance July 1956; Picnic Trip to Finchley July 1956; London Zoo Aug 1956; Windsor Castle Sept 1956
Home movie 1956 13 mins Silent Location: Brent
Four films capturing a family summer in 1956, with highlights coming from London Zoo, where a very different attitude to animal care is on display.
Non-Fiction 1915 1 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
"Three cheers to our gallant soldiers", proclaim suffragette marchers as they rally to show their willingness to help the war effort.
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
The campaign for women's suffrage steps up as Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested at the gates of Buckingham Palace.
1926 40 mins Silent
Compelling travel feature edited from footage of the 1925-26 Worsley Algarsson Arctic expedition.
Inside Film 2021 41 mins
In this illustrated discussion, BFI programmer-at-large Geoff Andrew and Catherine Wheatley, the author of two books on Michael Haneke’s work, examine what makes him such a distinctive, important and often controversial cinematic artist.
Inside Film 2021 41 mins
Film critic Carmen Gray and film writer Ela Bittencourt discuss three films by trailblazing Czech filmmaker Věra Chytilová.
Inside Film 2021 40 mins
In this discussion, BFI programmer-at-large Geoff Andrew and Sue Harris, Professor of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London, will focus on three titles to look at what made Malle such a rewarding filmmaker.
Inside Film 2021 38 mins
BFI National Archive curator Will Massa and film critic Beatrice Loayza explore the work of contemporary British filmmaker Joanna Hogg.
Inside Film 2021 47 mins
Writer and activist So Mayer joins filmmaker and critic Alexandra Hidalgo to discuss the work of acclaimed French director and artist Agnès Varda.